The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blue Coat
Rank 335 393 378
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -15
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 85 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £518 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +23.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +36.36%
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10923 11352 11082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.45% 45.48% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7357 7483 6919
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 224 284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -11.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +45 27 £450 +41.95% 7
Chiswick - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 116 (86.57%) Firewall
2 102 (76.12%) Cisco
3 95 (70.90%) CheckPoint
4 69 (51.49%) Juniper
5 65 (48.51%) WAN
6 62 (46.27%) F5
7 57 (42.54%) Finance
8 51 (38.06%) Cisco Certification
9 50 (37.31%) VPN
10 48 (35.82%) TCP/IP
11 46 (34.33%) Network Security
12 45 (33.58%) LAN
13 37 (27.61%) CCNP
14 36 (26.87%) OSPF
14 36 (26.87%) BGP
15 35 (26.12%) ProxySG
16 34 (25.37%) Sourcefire
17 33 (24.63%) VLAN
17 33 (24.63%) Cisco IOS
18 32 (23.88%) HSRP
19 31 (23.13%) Cisco Nexus
20 28 (20.90%) Banking
21 27 (20.15%) SSL
21 27 (20.15%) Windows
21 27 (20.15%) Analytical Skills
22 25 (18.66%) Linux
23 24 (17.91%) PKI
24 22 (16.42%) Snort
25 21 (15.67%) CCSE
26 20 (14.93%) DNS

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.99%) LiveLink
3 3 (2.24%) IIS
4 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.49%) Lync
4 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.97%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.22%) MS Office
4 2 (1.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.75%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (86.57%) Firewall
2 65 (48.51%) WAN
3 50 (37.31%) VPN
4 48 (35.82%) TCP/IP
5 46 (34.33%) Network Security
6 45 (33.58%) LAN
7 36 (26.87%) OSPF
7 36 (26.87%) BGP
8 33 (24.63%) VLAN
8 33 (24.63%) Cisco IOS
9 32 (23.88%) HSRP
10 31 (23.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (20.15%) SSL
12 20 (14.93%) DNS
13 19 (14.18%) MPLS
14 18 (13.43%) VRRP
14 18 (13.43%) Internet
15 15 (11.19%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (11.19%) IPsec
16 14 (10.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.48%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.75%) Metasploit
General
1 57 (42.54%) Finance
2 28 (20.90%) Banking
3 8 (5.97%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.22%) Spanish Language
4 7 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Retail
6 2 (1.49%) German Language
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Local Government
7 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (41.79%) Network Engineer
2 53 (39.55%) Security Engineer
3 38 (28.36%) Network Security Engineer
4 23 (17.16%) Senior Security Engineer
5 16 (11.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (10.45%) Consultant
7 13 (9.70%) Analyst
8 12 (8.96%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 12 (8.96%) Network Consultant
9 11 (8.21%) Architect
9 11 (8.21%) Security Consultant
9 11 (8.21%) Network Support
10 10 (7.46%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (5.97%) Network Security Consultant
12 7 (5.22%) Security Analyst
13 5 (3.73%) Network Analyst
13 5 (3.73%) Firewall Engineer
13 5 (3.73%) Network Architect
14 4 (2.99%) IT Security Engineer
14 4 (2.99%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) Middleware
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.75%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.75%) CSS
3 1 (0.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.15%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (17.91%) PKI
3 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.99%) SecurID
4 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.49%) iPhone
5 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) PMI
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) iPad
6 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.15%) Windows
2 25 (18.66%) Linux
3 13 (9.70%) UNIX
4 10 (7.46%) Solaris
5 7 (5.22%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.24%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.49%) Android
9 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.75%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.75%) MVS
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.69%) Load Balancing
2 15 (11.19%) Mentoring
3 14 (10.45%) Change Management
4 12 (8.96%) Project Management
4 12 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (8.21%) WAN Optimisation
5 11 (8.21%) Migration
5 11 (8.21%) Information Assurance
6 10 (7.46%) Network Load Balancing
6 10 (7.46%) Problem Management
6 10 (7.46%) ISMS
6 10 (7.46%) ITIL
6 10 (7.46%) High Availability
7 9 (6.72%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.72%) Project Planning
8 7 (5.22%) Change Control
8 7 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.48%) Network Design
10 5 (3.73%) Low Latency
10 5 (3.73%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.73%) Perl
2 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.99%) SQL
3 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.49%) Ruby
5 1 (0.75%) VB
5 1 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 51 (38.06%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (27.61%) CCNP
3 21 (15.67%) CCSE
4 13 (9.70%) CCNA
5 10 (7.46%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.72%) CISSP
7 8 (5.97%) JNCIS
8 7 (5.22%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.24%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.24%) CCSA
10 2 (1.49%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.49%) CCDP
10 2 (1.49%) CCIE
11 1 (0.75%) CISM
11 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.75%) CCSP
11 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.24%) GPG13
2 3 (2.24%) SLA
2 3 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (26.12%) ProxySG
2 22 (16.42%) Snort
3 8 (5.97%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.24%) XenApp
5 3 (2.24%) Squid
6 1 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) BladeLogic
1 8 (5.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (5.97%) Control-M
2 7 (5.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.49%) SCCM
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 102 (76.12%) Cisco
2 95 (70.90%) CheckPoint
3 69 (51.49%) Juniper
4 62 (46.27%) F5
5 34 (25.37%) Sourcefire
6 14 (10.45%) McAfee
6 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
6 14 (10.45%) HP
6 14 (10.45%) Nokia
7 13 (9.70%) Citrix
7 13 (9.70%) Symantec
8 11 (8.21%) Oracle
9 10 (7.46%) Websense
10 9 (6.72%) Avaya
10 9 (6.72%) Brocade
11 8 (5.97%) VMware
12 7 (5.22%) Nortel
12 7 (5.22%) CA
12 7 (5.22%) ProCurve
13 4 (2.99%) Fujitsu
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